Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 17th December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Thursday 17th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing!
wind condition
Just slight
Poor
This report
Thursday 17th December 2015, 9:07am
2cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 9:41am 0cm
Monday 14th December 2015, 8:09am 0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 9:11am 0cm
Saturday 12th December 2015, 9:25am 0cm
Friday 11th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 45cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 45cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 67cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Thursday 17th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

2cm of snow on the ground as snow has started falling from the skies this morning.

The clouds are thick with low visibility and hardly any wind. Most importantly, it is snowing... and we are all hoping that it will be snowing most of the time through until Saturday.

Let's see how much we get.

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Please note that some of the Now reports on SnowJapan might be delayed tomorrow (Friday).

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Lifts that are currently operating (subject to change):

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths (Wednesday 16th December 15):

Utopia: 15cm
Chuo: 25cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 5cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited lift operations at Zao as we wait for more snow

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 17th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 17th December 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 17th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
17th December 2cm 20cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
15th December 0cm 10cm 20cm
14th December 0cm 10cm 30cm
13th December 0cm 2cm 5cm
12th December 0cm 2cm 30cm
11th December 0cm 5cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 49cm 106cm
Previous 14 days total 45cm 102cm 128cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 45cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total - 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 67cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 17th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
45cm
[67cm]
- - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
[579cm]
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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